This Bullet Train Will Help You Travel From Delhi-Varanasi In Just 3 Hours

न्यूज़ वर्ल्ड इंडिया | 0
| July 15 , 2017 , 17:09 IST

Imagine going at a speed of 300 KMs per hour, soon, it will come true as the government is working on getting a bullet train to connect Delhi to Varanasi with this high-speed portal.

This bullet train, when functional will take the current travel time between Delhi to Varanasi, from the current minimum 12.35 hours to a mere 3 hours, saving over 9 hours of travel time.

This project has taken up priority for the BJP government, as the central leadership is eager to connect the holy city to the national capital.

Once functional, the train will travel from the distance of 440 KM from Delhi to Lucknow within an hour and 38 minutes. This train will be working on an average speed of 250 Km while it can touch a top speed of 300 Kmph.

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According to a Times of India report, “A feasibility study of the project, which is part of the Delhi-Kolkata high-speed corridor (1474.5 km), was conducted by Spanish firm M/s INECO-TYPSA-ICT, and the final draft report was submitted to the high-speed rail corporation and railway board on Thursday.”

The submitted report indicates that a basic sum of Rs 4.5 per km is estimated as the fare of this train. According to some estimated calculations, a trip from Delhi to Lucknow in this bullet train would cost somewhere around Rs 2,000 and a trip from Delhi to Varanasi around Rs 3,000.

The government is also considering some other high-speed projects including a Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor and Mumbai-Nagpur which will start by the end of this year or the beginning of the next year.

The Delhi-Varanasi stretch will go through Greater Noida, Aligarh, Lucknow, Sultanpur and Jaunpur. The report has proposed to keep the main terminal in Delhi near Akshardham Temple. 

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After approval, the Delhi-Lucknow corridor is expected to be functional by the year 2029 while the Delhi- Varanasi stretch by 2031. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 52,680 crore for the 720 km Delhi-Varanasi stretch, and Rs 1.21 lakh crore for the 1474.5km Delhi-Kolkata corridor.